Blogs

Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

26/03/2018

Led by OYW Ambassador Noorjahan Akbar, a group of women writers are determined not to allow the endemic violence in Afghanistan to be passed on to future generations.

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Young Americans have found their voice—and they’re putting NRA-backed politicians on notice

25/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Billy Kovacs, Prospect: Compared to the high school students at March for Our Lives, I'm an old man. But I too understand what it means to lose a friend—and to fight for change

 

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This entrepreneur is on a mission to provide every young Cameroonian with employment

23/03/2018

As a child and teenager, Madelle Khanga witnessed first-hand the effects of bad governance especially with regards to youth unemployment. She's now equipping Cameroonians with the skills they need to build a successful future.

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"I lost my father to gun violence" - A personal take ahead of March for our Lives

23/03/2018

Ahead of March for our Lives, OYW Ambassador Abraham M. Keita shares why America must listen to its young people. 

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I'm from one of Belize's poorest districts - This is what I'm doing to support my community

23/03/2018

Juan Bol's PODER is tackling the sources of poverty in Toledo whose indigenous subset accounts for 40% of the nation's poor.

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It's Anti-Racism Week in South Africa - are we any closer to ending it?

20/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Shakira Choonara: "Over twenty years later, why are we accepting clear and evident discrimination?"

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A message of hope to survivors of abuse

16/03/2018

Activist and poet Dillon Ollivierre shares a message of hope to survivors of abuse.

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Building a generation of entrepreneurs in one of the Caribbean’s poorest nations

12/03/2018

In this latest #OYW ‘How-to’, Marc Alain Boucicault shares his 8 tips to building his success in Haiti. 

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Stimulating innovation in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, El Salvador

12/03/2018

For the youth of El Salvador, the technology projects Rodrigo Moran is working with offer an alternative to an environment rendered unstable by chronic poverty and gang-related crime.

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Meet one of Brunei's youngest parliamentarians

12/03/2018

7 years ago at the OYW Summit in Zurich, Iswandy Ahmad won a standing ovation for his speech on raising awareness of HIV & AIDS. Today he is a member of the Legislative Council of Brunei, the state Parliament.

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Why you must listen to Global GoalsCast's new episode

8/03/2018

Global GoalsCast's latest episode examines trust, which is, "the dark matter" of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great, coordinated change - of course, particularly related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The case for female-centric photography from the developing world

7/03/2018

As women’s voices are being heard louder in the media, it’s important to ask the question: have we advocated and given a platform to all women?

 

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